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“Great upscaled Diner food”
Review of Ramsey's Diner

Ramsey's Diner
Ranked #5 of 929 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is in a quint old building with multiple rooms. Our group of eight was sited around an old family dining room table. Great for talking and visiting. Great menu selection. There specialty was the Meat plus three. You chose from a selection or 6-8 meats, like meat loaf, pork chops, etc and then select three vegetables from a long list of choices. A couple people in our party had the Hot Brown, which they said was great. They re-filled drinks when need and despite a party of eight the service was fast and excellent.

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Ramsay's is a Lexington experience. The High Street location is in an old building near campus that you could easily miss if you weren't looking for it. It has a tiny bar and nowhere to stand if waiting for a table. But, we have been going here since college (when we needed the home cooking fix) and now our teens will not eat anywhere else in Lexington when we head down for a UK event. Our most recent experience was even better. 16 oz Ale-8 drinks for the teens, the largest servings of open faced turkey we have ever seen in our dozens of trips there, and even the chicken breasts looked larger and seemed fresher. The hot brown is what it is - a heart attack on a plate . . . tons of cheese, fat, calories and cholesterol. But, I ate every last bite!

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Upon moving to Lexington, my husband inquired to many colleagues - where's the best place in town to eat? Everyone answered, "Ramsey's." Five years later and it's our favorite restaurant. We go mostly for dinner, but have gone for lunch, and even breakfast (on Saturday and Sunday). For dinner, at ~$14 you get an entree and three sides. The service is great - the bartenders Jo and Diana - are awesome. They have a full bar - and local microbrewed beers. And don't even get me started on the pie. If you're in Lex and looking for dinner, this is the place to go. They also have multiple locations in the city.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Visiting Lexington for the first time and wanted to eat some local food. We heard from our hotel that Ramsey's was the best place in town. This place was amazing. Dinner entrees with a variety of side dishes and large portions. Cost was very reasonable. Service was great and the atmosphere was awesome as well.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

After reading the great reviews on the hot browns served at Ramsey's, we headed to their Tates Creek location to try one. I am sorry to say that we were very disapointmented, especially after all the hype. It tasted, well very pedistrian. It was covered with way too much cheese that overpowered everything and the turkey and ham tasted like it came from a mystery meat processing plant. The sauce was bland; it was more like a more like a country redeye gravey and not a mornay sauce.

Don't get me wrong, Ramsey's a good dinner style restaurant with fine food, reasonable prices and efficient, frendly service. But, the nest time we have a craving for a hot brown we'll head for the Brown Hotel in Louisville for the real deal.

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Thank Robert Y
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